Wednesday, 13 February 2013

'French' Valentine's manicure, number 2

Here is Valentine's manicure number two:

 I rarely wear French manicures. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure if I've ever posted one on my blog. I wore them constantly when I had talons (natural) back in the 90's...cor, that makes me sound really old.

My nails are actually incredibly short at the moment. You wouldn't believe it, but my index finger nail is about 1mm long. I have high hyponychiums (that piece of skin on the underside of the nail where it's  actually attached to your finger), so my nails look longer than they are. The French manicure also gives the illusion of length, but I find it incredibly boring...hence why I HAD to jazz it up!

 For this look, I used these Gold Lace Stickers from Born Pretty Store.

The stickers come in long strips which have an adhesive on the back, so you can cut as much or as little as you want and stick it to the nail.  I used two layers of top coat to seal these on because I was worried about them lifting at the edge.  I needn't have worried - they were really hard to remove. I used pure acetone to remove the polish, but the stickers were stuck tight. Unfortunately I had to scrape at the stickers to get them off my nail in the end.

So there you have it. Some really easy Valentine's day looks. I couldn't go with some crazy pink design this year - I have several important meetings tomorrow and a bunch of hearts and glitter wouldn't really have been appropriate!

Whatever you do tomorrow, have a lovely day and thanks for reading!



  1. I have high hyponychiums too and boy do I hate it. When my nails break deep it hurts!!!

    Your nails are beautiful and I'm loving the stickers :)

    1. Thank you! Breaks are harsh and my nails have been brittle, so I'm just trying to keep them short and top up on the moisture :)

  2. Pretty and happy valentines day!

  3. These are so so pretty, would be perfect for a wedding :)

    Jazz x

    1. Thanks Jazz, these stickers are pretty delicate.

  4. This is so, so pretty - I love french manicures and the stickers just add even more glamour!


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